Snowmobile Safety Program Set For
NYPA Visitors Center
January 23, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM–The admission-free visitors center
at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project will play host to a New York State-certified
Snowmobile Safety Course on Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 8:30
The free eight-hour course will be taught by Mike
Vincent, a state-certified instructor with Safe Riders.
The course is open to anyone 10 or older. It will
provide fundamental information for snowmobilers to ensure their
safety and that of other trail users. Successful completion of the
course will result in the award of a New York State Snowmobile
Persons aged 14 through 17 may operate a snowmobile
without adult supervision only if they have completed a New York
State-recognized safety training course. Children 10 through 13 may
do so if they have completed the course and are accompanied by a
person 18 or older who is within 500 feet.
Children under 10 and those under 14 who do not
have a safety certificate may operate a snowmobile only on lands
owned or leased by their parent or guardian.
Reservations to participate in the Snowmobile
Safety Training Course are recommended. Please contact
1-800-724-0309 to reserve a space.
The Power Authority’s visitors center will be open
as usual on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center, housed in a
refurbished 19th-century dairy barn, features displays and
interactive exhibits for children and adults on such subjects as
electricity production, operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project and
The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17
miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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